Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows. Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass. This is true too of our household implements: we prefer colours compounded of darkness, they prefer the colours of sunlight. And of silverware and copperware: we love them for the burnish and patina, which they consider unclean, insanitary, and polish to a glittering brilliance. They paint their ceilings and walls in pale colours to drive out as many of the shadows as they can. We fill our gardens with dense plantings, they spread out a flat expanse of grass.
- Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows (1933)
|00:00||John Tocher||At Novel Cafe Talking With Anthony|
|00:54||Another Neglected Hobby||Deep End of the Night Sky|
|15:52||TheePsionicAssembly||a gathering at thee end ov times|
|22:46||Cousin Silas||Time Dilates|
|39:32||I Am Esper||Cave Rituals|
|66:27||TheePsionicAssembly||thee engineer has decreed|
|78:41||elizabeth Veldon||rub of your make up and cover your arms because the lord hates beauty and joy|
|120:17||TheePsionicAssembly||as souls turn to dust|
|139:47||Müldeponie||A Cold Late Evening|
|159:22||John Tocher||The Sonambulist Session 12a|
|175:06||John Tocher||The Atrocity Chronicles|
|179:50||Adolf Hitler||Some Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed)|
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